Here are 20 simple LEGO® projects that are perfect for beginning builders!

One question that we get from time to time is how to get started with LEGO® with young kids.  What age, and what to buy?  Well, LEGO® recently released some new Classic sets that we have been very impressed with.  They have a good mix of different color bricks along with wheels and other special pieces that make it possible to build some fun designs.  The boys and I decided that it would be fun to put together a collection of things that can be built using just the pieces from the small and medium Classic tubs.  We are hoping that these simple ideas will provide inspiration for young builders!

We did not include step-by-step instructions as these projects are pretty simple.  My 8 year would be able to figure out all of these designs by looking at the pictures.  My 5 year old would be able to do some of them, but not all.  So your young builder might need a little help from you.  And really, they don’t need to build these exactly the same as we did – maybe these ideas can be a launching point for more creativity!

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20 Simple Lego Ideas for Kids

These are the sets that we used:

You certainly don’t have to have these sets, but we did not use pieces that are not included in these sets (with the exception of the dinosaur, which has two additional green 2 x 1 bricks).

20 Simple Lego Ideas for Beginning Builders

After you check out these projects, be sure to check out our newest post on LEGO® Building Ideas for Beginners! We have 20 more projects to build.

Project #1:  Silly Monsters!

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Project #2:  Steam Train

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Project #3:  A working crane!  Just add string.

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Project #4:  A little house, with a pick-up truck and trailer

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Project #5:  Yellow taxi cab (from the instruction book in the medium bucket)

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Project #6:  Robot

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Another view of the robot:

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Project #7: Windmill

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Project #8:  Airplane

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Project #9: Mini Racers.  These were Jonathan’s favorite!  The little finger in this picture is him asking, “Can I have this one?”

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Project #10: Catapult!

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Project #11:  Off Road Vehicle

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Project #12:  Wheel Machine.  Add a rubber band.  When you turn either wheel, the other one turns!  The rubber band is wrapped around one wheel, and the other side has a 2 x 2 brick attached to a swiveling piece.  The blue flat brick is on top of the 2 x 2 brick.

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Project #13:  Frog

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Project #14:  Off Road Race Car

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Project #15:  Dinosaur

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Project #16:  Castle

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Project #17:  Helicopter

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Project #18:  Four Wheeler with Trailer

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Project #19: Rocket Launch Station

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Project #20: Dragon

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Want more ideas?  Here are 20 More LEGO Building Ideas for Beginners. This post has some fun musical instruments, animals, vehicles, and more.

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20 Projects to Build with LEGO Classic Tubs

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  1. Rachel Feb 4, 2015

    These are awesome! I'm always looking for ideas for myself too. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Drew Jan 14, 2016

      Great Holiday Project ideas. My favourite was the frog.

      The classic tub is a great beginners kit, but I lack that sort of imagination myself. My two girls will have just as much fun building them ;-)

      Of course they already have their eyes on the princess castle. lol

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      1. madden coins May 5, 2016

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